Three Annandale brothers made their first court appearances Thursday on multiple felony theft and property damage charges for stealing multiple pickups from Buffalo Lake businesses and damaging the vehicles by sawing off the catalytic converters.
23-year-old Phillip Lee Harrison, 21-year-old Billy Curtis Harrison, and 19-year-old Charles Lee Harrison, each face a total of six felony charges, including four for motor vehicle theft and one each of theft and property damage in Renville County District Court.
The West Central Tribune reports unconditional bail was set at $25,000 for each of the brothers. The County Attorney’s Office says they’ll file more charges as law enforcement officials complete their investigations into similar incidents in Olivia and other areas of the county.
According to the Wright County sheriff’s jail roster, the brothers have been held in that county’s jail since Nov. 7. Each of the brothers also faces felony charges for receiving stolen property in Wright County District Court.
The complaints against the trio alleged that they stole four pickups valued at $37,000, took $9,657.21 worth of property from the four pickups, and caused $16,832.75 worth of damage to the vehicles by crashing one of the trucks and sawing the catalytic converters off all four of the vehicles.